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Posted 5 years ago


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I just found them today . the one on left looks like mostly brass, printed on it TO WEIGH 7 LB that's it .one on right has cast iron base with brass scale bar and slide. the only markings are in the cast base[ FAIRBANKS] i don't know a thing about them.


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 5 years ago
    The one on the right is a 'Beam Scale' and should weigh anything placedon the tray up to seven pounds.The other is missing it's bin which would have fit itnto the four pronged 'nest' area, the flat tray would hold small weights that would be placed there by the operator. The goldish one was made by the Fairbanks Scale Company. and the othe could have been made by a lot of different companies.
  2. madmac madmac, 5 years ago
    thanks pop, i need to look for bin to see if it another box some or some place. i also found some meat and coffee grinders in the boxes
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 5 years ago
    I'm guessing I was wrong now having another look and seeing that the Fairbanks name is on the darker one, I can't read the scale so I don't know how high it reads...
    The on with 'To Weigh Seven Pounds' may have had a seven pound "Calibrated" weight for the special shaped tray that would give true weight and account for the weight of the Bin also this would have had a specific use to be so limited. Sorry I was so out of phase last time.

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